Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Interferon - day 2

Madeleine’s Blog

April 18, 2012

Here is a picture from the second day of Interferon. Madeleine has been doing really well - her main symptoms are having the shakes, or shivers, after the treatment and in the night before she falls asleep. Her energy level so far has been very good. We'll keep you posted if that changes, but so far so good!

The Infusion center where she gets the medication is an interesting place. It is a long room with about ten chairs like you see above (with big tropical fish tanks and TV's, as well as nursing stations so they can keep an eye on you).

While there is a sense of privacy, there is also a connection between the people there - they are all battling cancer in one way or another. But the atmosphere isn't dreary like you might suppose. There is encouragement and laughter, as well as support when there are tears. Because of a generous donation, there are lots of different snacks and juices for the patients to enjoy, which helps make the time go by a little easier. It's also nice that Madeleine doesn't have to be alone during the treatment - they give us a nice corner with a little extra space so that we can be there with her.


Anonymous said...

Hi Maddie, we don't know each other, but a long time ago, your Grandpa and Grandma Bean, and all your Bean aunts and uncles and mom, were a very important part of my life. I am sorry to hear or the cancer you've been fighting. while it's a journey you wouldn't choose, it sounds like you know that God is in control of all. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you continue to recover. Keep fighting and don't ever look back, you're not headed there!!! Many blessings and prayers~~ kelly shepherd-bauer

Dave & Cindy Williams said...

Hi Miss Maddy
We have been thinking about you a lot. We are so happy that things are going well. You are a bundle of energy! Miss you! Big HUGS & Kisses!!! Oh and class tonight was crazy 25 people we all had our own station and it was intense. Like that is anything new :) Robert is such an amazing instructor! Love you
Dave & Cindy

Anonymous said...

You continue to be amazing!I am thinking of you, and I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Wishing you, your mom, dad, and Max strength over the next months of your journey.

Take care,
Mary Drummond